Hepatitis C screenings
Medicare covers a Hepatitis C screening if your primary care doctor or other health care provider orders one and you meet one or more of these conditions:
- You’re at high risk because you use or have used illicit injection drugs.
- You had a blood transfusion before 1992.
- You were born between 1945-1965.
If you were born between 1945-1965 and aren’t considered high risk, Medicare pays for a screening once. If you’re at high risk (for example, you’ve continued to use illicit injection drugs since your previous negative Hepatitis C screening test), Medicare covers yearly screenings.
Your costs in Original Medicare
You pay nothing for the screening if your doctor or other health care provider accepts assignment .